One of the best ways to save on home energy bills is by watching your power consumption.
Many suppliers run schemes offering free monitors to help their customers become more energy efficient. The device will help you see which appliances use the most energy.
Nevertheless, the monitors themselves are only tools to make families more aware of usage. You won’t see savings unless you change your behaviour.
EnergySmart is a free online service that includes a free energy monitor to help save the average household up to £125.
You might want to invest in an electronic timer. This gadget costs as little as £2.50 and will ensure that when you are in bed or at work you are not leaving appliances on standby, saving an estimated 8 per cent on your bill. Visit britishgas.co.uk/howtosave for more advice.